Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Venerable Old Card Part 12

Late last week I picked up a box of cards from a college friend.  The box was filled with all sorts of oddball stuff that he was jettisoning from his collection to save a little bit of space.  This is a skill that I myself am working on mastering.  In fact, a bunch of the cards in the box are Cubs giveaways that I have already found a home for with a local collector.  They just need a little sorting.  

My primary interest in taking on this package of cards was one old Ozzie Smith card.  I have never seen this card in person, but I once wrote about it over at my other gig.  I can proudly say that I now own a very nice copy of this card, the finest oddball in my collection.  No doubt.  



The Padres gave away a set of Family Fun Center cards for a few years during the late 1970s and early 1980s.  I believe that they gave the cards out as single cards every so often throughout the season.  As a Cardinals fan, I am really happy to add this to my collection.  Everyone has a Topps Ozzie Smith rookie, not sure a lot of people have this one.  

4 comments:

  1. That's quite the find! I'm quite curious as to what Cubs oddballs you uncovered.

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    1. I am going to post a few this weekend.

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  2. I love this card. Wanted one for years. One day I'll find an affordable copy.

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    1. I was happy to add one, I know you will find one too

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